The Faithful Friend hornpipe

Also known as Faithful Friend.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Faithful Friend has been added to 3 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: The Faithful Friend
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: A>G |F>DD>C D>EF>G | (3ABA A>B =c>A (3AB^c | d>Ad>e f>de>d | c>A (3gfe d>cA>G |
F2 D>E D2 (3EFG | A>FA>B =c>A (3AB^c | d>cd>e (3fed e>d |[1 c>AB>c d2 :|[2 c>AB>c d2- d3/ ||
|: g/ |f>dd>A d>fa>f | (3gag e>d c>d (3efg | f>dd>A d>fa>f | g>e (3cBA d2 d>e |
f>dd>A d>fa>f | (3gag e>d c>d e2 | f2 f>a g>ba>g | (3fga e>g f>dd3/ :|
|: e/ |f>ff>d (3efe e>c | d>cA>B =c>AG>A | F>DD>E D2 (3EFG | A>B=c>A d>Ad>e |
(3fed e>d d>cA>B | (3=cdc c>A G>FE>F | (3DED d>D d>ef>d |[1 e>dc>e d2- d3/ :|[2 e>dc>e d>c |]
ABC
X: 2
T: The Faithful Friend
R: hornpipe
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: (AG) |FD (3DDD DEFG | A^GAB cBAc | dcde fged | cABc dcAG |
FDDE FEFG | A^GAB cBAc | dcde fged | cABc d2 :|
|: (de) |fd (3ddd dfaf | gfed cdeg | fedc dfaf | gece dcde |
fd (3ddd dfaf | gfed cdeg | fgaf gbag | fgec d2 :|
|: (de) |fged efec | dcAB cAGA | FD (3DDD DEFG | ABcA dcde |
fdef dcAB | cBcA GFEF | Dddc defa | gece d2 :|
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Two comments

“The Faithful Friend”

S: "Peter Carberry & Padraig McGovern: Forgotten Gems"
http://thesession.org/recordings/4524
track 10, the first of two hornpipes as played by Peter Carberry on button box,
beautifully tuned low by Martin Quinn:
http://www.accordions.ie/ ~ the transcription given here transposed up…

http://www.carberrymcgovern.com/
http://www.carberrymcgovern.com/tune-info
10. "The faithful friend was played by Willie Clancy and is no. 1763 in O’Neills Music of Ireland."

X: 2 “The Faithful Friend” ~ a bit of history

B: "O’Neill Music of Ireland: 1850 Melodies", 1903, page 328, tune #1763
S: Edward Cronin, fiddler, Chicago, from Limerick Junction, County Tipperary ~ & C: !?

For comparison’s sake…